Atlanta man kills stepson throughout coronavirus quarantine spat

An Atlanta man fatally shot his stepson following an argument about leaving the household’s house throughout the metropolis’s coronavirus stay-at-home order, police stated.

Bernie Hargrove, 42, was arrested late Wednesday on a felony homicide cost within the taking pictures demise of 16-year-old De’onte Roberts, who was killed after defying his mother and father’ needs to not go exterior throughout the pandemic, Atlanta police stated.

Roberts’ mom instructed detectives she and Hargrove had a dispute with the teenager earlier Wednesday when he refused their “orders to stay within the house,” Officer Steve Avery stated in an announcement to The Put up.

“Later, the sufferer returned to the house and kicked within the door to the home the place a bodily battle started between the suspect and the sufferer,” Avery stated. “Throughout that altercation, the sufferer was shot.”

Roberts, who was struck within the chest, later died at a hospital, police stated.

Hargrove, who was questioned by investigators in a single day, was booked into Fulton County Jail early Thursday. His subsequent scheduled court docket look or bond info was not listed in on-line jail information.

Hargrove shot his stepson a number of occasions after Roberts busted down the household’s door and punched him within the face, police told WSB-TV.

Roberts’ youthful sibling was additionally contained in the residence on the time, the station reviews.